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Google to 'derank' results from Russia Today and Sputnik

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says Google's algorithms could limit the spread of misinformation.<p>Google will "derank" news stories from two of Russia's largest news outlets, says Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt.<p>The Alphabet chairman said the search engine's algorithms could be used to limit the …

Google

Fake IRS scam calls can now be blocked

The IRS is frequently impersonated by scammers over the phone. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)<p>This week the Federal Communications Commission approved …

Identity Theft

Uber has a new definition for '5 stars'

Uber began a campaign called “180 Days of Change” in June in which it promised to be, for the lack of a better word, nicer.<p>On Tuesday, the San …

Uber

Dorsey's Square Is Now Bigger than Twitter

Investing.com - Jack Dorsey is famous for being the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, but it’s his other company, Square (NYSE:SQ), that’s really taken …

Stock Markets

Warning Signs About Another Giant Bitcoin Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO — As the price of Bitcoin has soared, the virtual currency has edged toward the mainstream.<p>Square, the fast-growing payments company run by the Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has begun selling Bitcoins to ordinary consumers, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange will soon allow banks …

Business

Why Bitcoin Has Reached a New Record High of $8,000

Big news has got buyers excited.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Blockchain, Computers, Economics & Money<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Bitcoin reached a …

Cryptocurrency

Zuckerberg's Wealth Manager Wants to Be a Buyout Shop

A secretive wealth manager that invests money for some of the most prominent names in Silicon Valley plans to ramp up its private-equity investing, a move that raises the specter of possible conflicts with some of its clients.<p>Iconiq Capital LLC, whose early clients included Mark Zuckerberg and …

Business

Twitter Says What You Do Offline Could Cost You Your 'Verified' Blue Checkmark

Amid recent backlash over issuing verification to white supremacists, Twitter has updated its guidelines for verified accounts.<p>Twitter has faced outcry over the years as a result of its murky, case-by-case criteria for suspending users’ accounts. Everything from copyright infringement to violations …

Jason Kessler

Why 280 Characters Won't Save Twitter

Twitter<p>has received a spate of bad press lately. From President Trump's "propaganda" to the suspension of Rose McGowan's account (the actress …

Advertising Industry

Bitcoin busts new barrier to bounce beyond $8,000

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has soared above $8,000 for the first time, and is now trading higher than $8,200.<p>The rise marks a rapid recovery for the …

Cryptocurrency

Can anything stop bitcoin? Price above $8,000

Forget about boring stocks. Bitcoin is where it's at these days for investors.<p>The virtual currency is now trading at a record high above $8,200 -- just a little more than a month after bitcoin first passed the $5,000 level. If this keeps up, bitcoin could be trading at $10,000 before the end of the …

Business

What Brexit? The majority of entrepreneurs are hunting fresh funding in 2018

The majority of entrepreneurs across the UK are planning to raise cash in the next 12 months, with those outside of London signalling the greatest …

Entrepreneurship

Twitter to Begin Using ‘Blue Check’ Status As a ‘Big Brother’ Weapon?

The growth in online censorship by tech titans Facebook, Twitter, and Google's search and YouTube platform is one of the most under-reported stories …

Social Media

Why Twitter Inc Wouldn't Be a Warren Buffett Stock

With the company's stock up 19% since announcing "blowout" third-quarter earnings results on Oct. 26, some may think <b>Twitter</b> (NYSE: TWTR) must be close to righting the ship. For those who follow the tech industry in general, it was hard to miss the headlines.<p>The headlines went something like this: …

Stocks

Bitcoin Play Speaks to Square's Innovation, Not Bitcoin's Validation: CFO

Sarah Friar, CFO and operations lead at Square, told CNBC that her company’s recent move to enable bitcoin trading stands as a testimony to its …

Innovation

Two years after going public, Square is now worth more than Twitter

Jack Dorsey’s payments company has edged past Jack Dorsey’s tweeting company.<p>Jack Dorsey’s “other” company, Square, is now worth more than Twitter. As of this afternoon, the mobile payments firm had a market value of $16.5 billion — more than a billion dollars above Twitter’s market cap, according …

Technology

Square Stock Surges Following Upgrade at Evercore

Jack Dorsey's financial services company is having a great day.<p>Shares of Square (SQ) , a mobile payment company, were spiking nearly 6% during Friday …

Tech Industry

The biggest Tech Turkeys of 2017

Things get serious, quickly, in this gritty reboot of our annual collection of the lowest points in tech.<p>It's Tech Turkey time.<p>As we gather with friends and family around the dinner table for a Thanksgiving meal, we reflect on the embarrassing gaffes, flops and downright terrible behavior we like …

Black Lives Matter

A bitcoin-buying feature helped Square’s stock price, but the news is even better for bitcoin

Jack Dorsey’s <i>other</i> company, the payments firm Square, introduced a feature to buy, sell, and hold bitcoin in its Square Cash app in the past week, Forbes reported. This was rolled out to a “small number” of Square Cash users to start with, the firm said in a statement. It was good for Square’s …

Business

$16 Bln Payments App Square Integrates Bitcoin, What’s Next?

Earlier this week, $16 bln payments app Square officially integrated Bitcoin into its mobile platform, enabling three mln active users to buy, sell …

Cryptocurrency

The Great Twitter De-Verification of 2017

A handful of white supremacists no longer have aspirational blue check marks next to their Twitter handles, thanks to a surprise mass de-verification …

Social Media

Mike and Nathaniel’s Week in Tech: Everybody Loves Bitcoin

<i>Each Friday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Farhad is off this week, so Nathaniel Popper, a Times tech and finance reporter, is</i> …

Business

Twitter Has a Chance to Solve Two Problems at Once

Why won't they take it?<p>Twitter's existential problem with fake anonymous accounts would seem like an especially difficult one to solve. But a separate controversy holds the key to a holistic solution. It's a rare chance for a company to solve two major challenges in one fell swoop -- if only …

Business

Japan struggles with social media's connection to suicide in wake of Zama killings

The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of …

Emotions

Does Twitter Really Want to Solve its Harassment Problem?

With the recent rollout of yet another set of anti-harassment initiatives, it looks like Twitter is beginning to take its reputation as a haven for …

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Following last month’s blistering congressional hearings, where Republican and Democratic officials alike laid into higher-ups at Facebook and …

Liberal View

Damian Collins: Voters have a right to know about Russian interference in UK politics

Priti Patel is about halfway to Downing Street as I knock on Damian Collins’ office door in Portcullis House. Thanks to some enterprising hacks, …

Downing Street

Bitcoin jumps more than 9% after news Square is testing the digital currency

Bitcoin has again recovered quickly from a sharp drop.<p>The digital currency briefly surged more than 9 percent Wednesday to a high of $7,251.81, …

Cryptocurrency

The House just passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that’s brutal for poor people

The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper in tax matters, released its evaluation of the House GOP’s tax bill, which passed …

Donald Trump

Can tech bring jobs back to a factory town?

In 2011, Electrolux moved a factory from Webster City, Iowa to Mexico — taking 2,300 jobs with it. For a community of 8,000, the impact was severe. Now, they're looking to entrepreneurs like Jack Dorsey and tech tools like Square to help build up small businesses. CNN Tech's Laurie Segall reports.

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